This is such a delicious Summer Salad, I can’t get enough of it!
Nectarines are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and are abundant in antioxidants, so at a mere 55 calories, they are a fantastic option to liven up your salad.
And even better – it’s such an easy recipe to make…
You will need the following Ingredients:
- 3 whole Nectarines
- Mixed Salad, such as water cress and R ocket
- Parma Ham (smoked tastes especially nice!)
- Fresh Basil
- Red Peppers
- Baby Mozzarella Balls
- Olive Oil
Mix all your normal salad items in to a big bowl – Watercress (note below about why watercress is a MUST!), Rocket, Chopped Red Peppers, Cucumber, and Fresh Basil.
Whip up a quick salad dressing (or buy a tasty one if you’re cheating!) For this I just whisked together Dijon mustard, vinegar, honey, a dash of sugar and a dash of mango juice for fruity sweetness.
Then, cut your nectarines in to about 6 pieces and drizzle with a little olive oil. Grill the cut-side down for 2-3 minutes, turning halfway so they have pretty grill lines on them.
Meanwhile, add the Parma ham and Mozzarella to the top of the salad, and dress.
Finally, place the beautiful grilled nectarines on the salad, and voila! Lunch is served.
Hope you enjoy!
PW Pantry x
p.s. In case you’re wondering why I always use Watercress… it is because researchers have recently put together a list of the top fruits and vegetables ranked by the amount of nutrients contained. Whilst we are all inhaling Kale and Chia Seeds, it turned out that WATERCRESS had the highest amount (100) of important antioxidants and nutrients, so make sure you add to every salad! The next 5 in the list were Chinese cabbage (91.99), chard (89.27), beet greens (87.08), spinach (86.43) and chicory (73.36).